This couple perfectly refutes the assumption that youth=style, and one must get frumpier as one ages (at least in the U.S.) I’m just happy when I see an elderly couple at the mall NOT wearing pastel track suits or elastic waist pants and white sneakers!
8:55 anonymous – you don’t seem to have much of an eye for detail, do you? And what’s wrong with a brown bag with black shoes? Is the fashion police coming to get her? IMO, a great picture of an elegant (in an understated way) couple!
I love this photo, Sart. This is a lovely couple: elegant, distinguished, unobtrusive, with a pinch of chic. There is something dignified about them; dignity is something one rarely sees today. I particularly like the gentleman’s coat and scarf. Sweet.
Part of the fun of these pictures (for me) is making up a story about the subject(s). Is this husband and wife? If so, he looks like George C Scott and in his youth he was so attractive she had to watch him like a hawk.
Brother and sister? She was gonna marry a Sergeant from the 82nd Abn Div and he put the kibosh on it. She’s resented him and and loved Americans ever since.
Are they widowed lovers? Then they just rolled outta bed and are on their way to a bottle of wine and lunch.
What a sophisticated pair, and I say brown bag with black shoes, why the hell not? The brown bag, the color combo of the man’s pants, shoes, coat and scarf, her hat and scarf, glasses and earrings, all these things make this NOT plain or boring. They look perfectly stylish and chic, and at the same time cozy, warm, and comfortable. 99% better than most people I see on the street.
In response to Laguna Beach Trad’s comment about the absence of dignity today. What? Dignity has always existed and will always exist. I don;t know if dignity has disappeared in your little enclave nut it’s alive and well everywhere else in the world. Yes, there is a world outside the states afterall.
To get well dressed is an effort. Sometimes it takes all I have not to show up at my daughter school at 8-am looking like so many moms… that just step out of bed with sneakers and a coat. I refuse to let my looks go. This couple is remarkable, they both look adorable, well groomed and comfortable.
Black is beautiful, but sometimes (especially when you are not forever young) you have to be careful around your face. The gentleman with the nice gray hair is very good looking. The lady is very mumie-like. too much black. Imagine her with a nice gray do and without sunglasses. It would be much better.
I love to see older couples dressing nice just to got out for a stroll. They have a very chic atmosphere about them. Wish my grandparents (even my parents!) dressed this well. Though, I’m not for head-to-toe black everyday.
I am always amazed when people shriek at the pairing of brown and black. How arrogant to fault the Creator in his choice of colours for the Rottweiler. Would you outraged fashionistas prefer Rotties to come in black and blue or perhaps brown and pink?
Interesting what people see. Neither of them are wearing head-to-toe black, yet someone says they are. Her brown bag does not match his shoes, yet someone says they do. (Her bag is like a milk chocolate brown, his shoes are more of an oxblood, no?) Anyway… I can say for certain that it’s far and few between that I see an older couple looking so current and chic.